Q: Do you have any jokes you remember from back home.
R: “How to tell if you are a redneck”, people always said those
Q: So do you remember any redneck jokes in particular.
R: I think one went, how do you know if you are a Redneck?
R: When your your wife has less teeth than your Jack O lantern
Q: Oh my God I can hear J*** J**** telling that one. That was good thanks
Context: THis was a joke told in the early teen years in Southwest Pennsylvania. Many of these jokes were around at the time. The informant was 14 or so at the time and heard it from one of his peers.
Analysis: This joke was actually told by my brother so I have a good insight into the culture it came out of myself. We lived on a small collective in Southwest Pennsylvania about ten miles from West Virginia in the heart of Appalachia. These jokes were very funny because they were so relatable. We lived among Rednecks but were not Rednecks so it was easy to make jokes about. This is to me a clear example of Blason Populaire, jokes or belief about a specific group.